Enrollment Open for Spring Noncredit Classes

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 9, 2009) - Tapas cooking is one of the many interesting noncredit classes offered at Manatee Community College (MCC) this spring. Registration is under way for classes including French, Spanish and sign language; Japanese cooking; creative writing; finance; ballroom dancing; and private lessons in flute, banjo and piano. A wide selection of computer classes is offered, from Microsoft 2007 applications to blogging, digital photography and QuickBooks.

Those wanting to advance in or change their career path can pursue short-term specialized training through MCC's Corporate and Community Development (CCD). Private investigator, security officer and real estate professional development are offered at MCC locations. Several new online programs are available in conjunction with the nationally known Gatlin Education Service, including forensic computer examining, .NET training, and medical billing and coding. Other online programs prepare students to be a home inspector, wedding planner and certified personal trainer.

More than 3,100 people participated in fall noncredit classes at CCD. A complete listing of spring classes is available online at or by calling 941-363-7000. Copies of the spring schedule also are available at local libraries throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.

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